Sustainable Design

Targets

  • Carry out post-contract evaluations on all BAM projects where BAM is the designer and/or developer
  • Assist our customers in selecting/delivering low carbon, sustainable designs

Progress

  • Delivering Atlantic Square for BAM Properties which will be a landmark sustainable office building
  • Launched 'BAM Design SMaRT', assisting Design projects to consider sustainability issues and measure progress accurately against baseline targets for our projects
  • Growing body of building performance evaluations / post occupancy evaluations

What’s next?

  • We will develop our approach to lifecycle assessment and embodied carbon to assist clients to reduce whole life impacts of buildings

 

Carbon

Targets

  • Reduce our operational CO2 emissions by 15% (from 2015 baseline relative to turnover) by 2020
  • Measure and reduce our wider Scope 3 emissions

Progress

  • We’ve reduced emissions by 16.4% compared to 2015 for Scope 1, 2 and 3 
  • We have calculated our Scope 3 emissionsagainst GHG Protocol Scope 3 standard
  • We have identified purchased goods and services as our key Scope 3 source

What’s next?

  • We’ll continue to improve the efficiency of construction and transport
  • We'll target reductions from purchased goods and services, focussing on embodied carbon

 

Resource efficiency

Targets

  • Reduce construction waste produced by 25% by 2020 (from 2015 baseline of 40t/£1m)
  • Zero non-hazardous waste to landfill

Progress

  • Construction waste production has reduced to 34t/£1m, a reduction of 14% on 2015 
  • We've diverted 93% of waste from landfill

What’s next?

  • We’ll focus on designing out waste, and work with our suppliers to reduce packaging
  • We'll work with our teams to further improve waste prevention and segregation on site
  • We'll work with our suppliers to increase rates of material recovery off site

 

Sourcing Responsibly

Targets

  • Source all timber from legal and sustainable chain of custody sources
  • Review responsible sourcing in the selection of materials
  • Reduce the impact on natural resources used to develop and operate our buildings

Progress

  • We've sourced 99% of timber from verified legal and sustainable sources
  • 90% of timber was sourced with full FSC or PEFC chain of custody
  • We've delivered Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS) to more than 40 delegates in 2017, more than 250 delegates since we started using the accredited SEATS course
  • We’re using our Google mapping tool to improve local sourcing on new projects
     

What’s next?

  • We'll take a more targeted approach when envouraging our supply chain to become members of the Supply Chain Sustainability School
  • We'll take a strategic appraoch to eliminatethe chance of Modern Slavery on our construction sites 
  • We'll develop our approach to using BIM to track materials and lifecycle impacts on a project level

 

Community

Targets

  • Every internal and supply chain project vacancy will be advertised to local people
  • Target and promote placement of apprentices on our projects
  • We will enhance the lives of more than 150,000 people between 2015 and 2020, contributing to the Group target to enhance one million lives
  • Operate a biannual charity partnership, raising a minimum of £100,000 over the course of each partnership
  • Measure and disclose our total community contributions through the LGB framework

Progress

  • Internal and supply chain vacancies are promoted locally
  • 494 apprentices recorded as being active on our projects in 2017
  • 150,945 lives have been enhanced since 2015
  • We raised £81,500 for our charity partner, CLIC Sargent, during 2017
  • The total charitable giving amount for 2017 was over £540,000

What’s next?

  • We will enhance our capabillity and offering for delivering work experience placements for young people
  • We will evaluate opportunities to shift spend towards social enterprises which enhance peoples' lives
  • We will shift the focus of reporting from measuring the number of people we engage with, to assessing the impact we have on the people we work with

 

Health and Wellbeing

Targets

  • Create an incident-free and zero harm environment
  • Create a great place to work where all staff feel valued, respected and motivated

Progress

  • We've reduced our no lost time incidents to 144 in 2015
  • Over 300 employees are now Dementia Friends

What's Next?

  • We'll continue developing safety leadership qualities in our people
  • We have continued to work with Royal BAM Group to facilitate mobilisation of our staff potential
  • We will continue to promote and develop our BAM benefits scheme across the company

 

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